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by Jane Ledwell
15 January 2002 17:31 UTC
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ISLANDS OF THE WORLD VII:
NEW HORIZONS IN ISLAND STUDIES
June 26-30, 2002
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
<http://www.upei.ca/islandstudies/islandsvii/>

The organizing committee for the international conference 
"Islands of the World VII: New Horizons in Island Studies" continues
to welcome abstracts from islands enthusiasts and island scholars
around the world. 

Preparations for the conference are ongoing. Already, 
several world-leading scholars in Island Studies have accepted the
invitation to present plenary addresses on the themes of
globalization, environment, population health, culture and identity,
and democratization, and abstracts of their proposed papers are
available on the conference Website.

Much of the conference's shape, however, will be determined by its
participants' diversity, their interchange, and their presentations.
As such, we seek your participation as presenters or delegates.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is fast 
approaching, and we hope that all those who are considering 
presenting papers at the conference will strive to submit them by
January 31, 2002. The adjudicators will only be able to accept late
papers under special mitigating circumstances. The call for papers is
attached below.

Registration for the conference is now open, and a special 
"early-bird" registration rate applies until March 15. We encourage
you to take advantage of the savings. Registration forms are available
on-line. Hard copies will be available on request.

For more information, please contact the conference secretariat at
islandsconf@upei.ca or by phoning Jane Ledwell at 902-566-0377.





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CALL FOR PAPERS

ISLANDS OF THE WORLD VII:
NEW HORIZONS IN ISLAND STUDIES
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

June 26-30, 2002

The International Small Islands Studies Association and the Institute
of Island Studies invite papers for the seventh Islands of the World
conference, to be hosted by the Institute of Island Studies at the
University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, June
26-30, 2002.

The conference committee will consider proposals for presentations on
a broad range of topics related to small islands, with a focus on
islands in action and activities among islands, including small
islands' internal, self-determining activities and their activities in
relation to the wider world; and small islands' individual and
collective actions to maximize their natural advantages and minimize
vulnerabilities. Papers on the conference theme will be considered
from both scholars and island enthusiasts, from research and
experiential perspectives, from local and global outlooks, and from a
variety of disciplines. 

Sessions will reflect the diversity of the world's islands and the
range of issues and opportunities in topic areas such as the
following: 

       economics, environment, society, and culture

       population, community, and development 

       health and education

       energy, natural resources, and sustainable development 

       movement, migration, and identity 

       politics, public policy, governance, and international relations 

       islands-based organizations and institutions, including 
universities, governments, government agencies, and NGOs 

       cooperation and communication among islands

       technology and knowledge development 

Proposals for poster presentations, booth displays, and multimedia
presentations will also be considered. 

A number of conference sessions will be dedicated to asserting an
active role for island studies within academic institutions. In these
sessions, scholars working in island studies will discuss the validity
and/or necessity of studying islands and will suggest practical models
for developing the following: 

       the theoretical foundations for island studies 

       the practice of island studies

       research methodologies for island studies 

       core curricula for island studies

Proposals on the general conference themes will be reviewed by an
adjudication committee for their relevance and appropriateness to the
themes. Proposals regarding island studies within academic
institutions will be selected by an international advisory committee
of academics currently contributing important scholarship in island
studies. Members of the advisory committee have been selected by
conference organizers to provide geographic and disciplinary balance.

Those interested in presenting papers should submit their proposed
title and an abstract of not more than 300 words; those proposing
displays or poster presentations should submit a presentation
description of a similar length. If sufficient interest exists, a
session or sessions  in French will be organized. Please submit to the
following address:

Islands VII Conference Secretariat
Institute of Island Studies
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI
Canada C1A 4P3

Telephone: 902-566-0611
Fax: 902-566-0756
E-mail: islandsvii@upei.ca 
Website: http://www.upei.ca/islandstudies/islandsvii/

Submissions by e-mail are strongly recommended. The deadline date for
submission of abstracts is January 31, 2002. If you require a
confirmation of participation earlier than that date, please contact
the Conference Secretariat.

For more information about the conference or to receive a registration
form, please contact the conference secretariat at the above-noted
address.

Please circulate this notice among colleagues who may be interested in
attending the conference.


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